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New Election Day “VOTE” Mural in Philly Depicts Confounded American Icons

November 3, 2020

Absolutely love this new, evolving mural from legendary Philly muralist, Meg Saligman, located outside her studios on Bainbridge Street between 8th and 9th Streets in Bella Vista!

Painted over the last few days and being finished today, the mural depicts three icons of United States history with confounded expressions. From left to right on the wall those icons are Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Above the figures in capital letters sits the command, “VOTE”. And after the polls close in PA at 8pm tonight, the artist tells me she’ll be painting a “D” to finish the mural, leaving it to read: “VOTED”.

No word on how long the mural will be up, but generally the murals on Meg Saligman’s change quickly, responding to world and/or Philly events that inspire the artist like the feelings of isolation brought on by COVID-19 earlier this year or the spirited anticipation leading up to the Philadelphia Eagles winning Super Bowl game in 2018. That’s to say check it out sooner than later, if you want to see it for yourself!

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